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Course summary

Based at our University Centre in MediaCityUK, the Fda Make-up Artistry for Fashion course covers a broad range of versatile modules that will equip students with the core professional, self-promotion, branding, design, communication, presentation and practical make-up artistry skills needed to be employable within the make-up industry. Students will acquire a developed understanding of academic and the underpinning research skills needed to support the conceptualisation of work and this will solidify the creative disciplines needed within the wider perspectives of the fashion and make-up industry. Students will be encouraged to engage in activities outside of studies to enrich their experience and help develop the networking skills needed to be successful in industry. Students will not only refine their signature style but also develop in depth industry knowledge and produce a strong portfolio that showcases a vast range of abilities; making them employable in the world of artistry. Our qualifications are a perfect blend of academic and practical modules that strengthen skills as a make-up artist and open opportunities for progression and prepare students with the requirements of the rapidly growing industry. The modules have been designed to work harmoniously to provide a diverse career path. Skills will be built in make-up artistry as well as core professional competencies. Why students choose this programme: • Technical: students are prepared for entry into the fashion/ make-up industry industries as skilled practitioners, for a range of employment opportunities. • Create: students explore the application and design processes of fashion hair and make-up, art, business, collaboration and the evolution of the industry. • Networking: students will benefit from interaction with industry guest speakers, trips and enrichment, which helps students to develop their own creative and professional practice, preparing them for industry. • Progression: students develop robust academic ability through analysis and research methods that support opportunities within industries.


Year 1: Hair and Postiche Design; Fundamental Media Make up Techniques and Practice; Contextual Studies for Media Make up; Work Based Placement; Image Creation for Fashion; Industry Showcase Year 2: Professional Portfolio Building; Media Make up Advanced Techniques and Practice for Film, TV, Music and Theatre; Contextual Studies for Media Make up (Contemporary Practice); Personal and Professional Development; Media Make up Business and Manufacture; Industry Showcase 2.

Assessment method

• Lectures • Seminars-group and independent analysis, presentations and demonstrations • Practical workshops • Academic research and writing activities- • Group and Individual tutorials and supervision • Portfolio building • Tutorials • Independent study • Digital development • Practical Assessment • Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University Centre at Salford City College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A portfolio and 500 word written assignment may be required.

English language requirements

GCSE English and Maths at 4/C or above.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

These kits are mandatory for all students studying on Make-up Artistry. Illamasqua Make-up Kit: £238.00 (approx.) Airbase Ultra Starter Kit: £99.00 (approx.) Hair Styling Starter Kit: £50.00 – £100.00 (approx.)
Media Make Up for Fashion at University Centre at Salford City College - UCAS